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Twenty six states are challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare.
The House Of Representatives voted to repeal ObamaCare.
A majority of Americans are against the ObamaCare mandate (60% in the latest CNN poll).
Two federal judges have declared ObamaCare to be unconstitutional (two other judges, appointed by Democrats, have declared it to be constitutional. I don't know what Constitution they were reading, but it couldn't have been ours).
A reading of the U.S. Constitution immediately reveals the unconstitutionality of the ObamaCare mandate. The Commerce Clause states that Congress shall have the power to "To regulate Commerce...among the several States". The ObamaCare mandate doesn't regulate Commerce, it forces people to engage in commerce or be fined. Forcing people to purchase a product from a private company is an egregious perversion of the Commerce Clause, and is therefore unconstitutional. The ObamaCare mandate forces people to engage in commerce where there was none before. If the ObamaCare mandate stands, the government could force the people to do anything it wished. It could force us all to eat broccoli, buy guns, buy houses, drink milk, go to church, take vitamins, etc, etc. If the ObamaCare mandates stands, the power of the government would be unlimited, exactly the opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended. I think even Democrats know this is unconstitutional, but they don't care. They believe the end justifies the means, a principle attributed to Macchievelli. I cannot dispute that the Dems are Macchiavellian, so I'll leave them to defend that.
Yesterday, the Senate held a vote to repeal ObamaCare. It was defeated by a vote of 47-51. All 47 Republicans voted to repeal the unconstitutional bill. 51 Democrats voted for unconstitutionality. No Democrat voted in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. None. Zero. Lieberman and Warner didn't vote.
The lone bright spot on the Democratic road to unconstitutional tyranny is that one aspect of ObamaCare was repealed:
Another amendment to the health care repeal law did see passage, however - an amendment to repeal a provision that requires businesses to file a 1099 form with the IRS for every vendor with which they've done $600 worth of business or more. Both parties were sympathetic to complaints from the business community that the provision would create onerous paperwork requirements, and the amendment passed easily and with bipartisan support, 81-17.
Thank goodness for small favors.
Senators vow to uphold the U. S. Constitution when they are sworn into office. Fifty one Democrats just violated that oath...so, why can't we remove them from office ? I'm not talking impeachment, because that wouldn't work. Congress has impeachment power over itself, and the Democrats would certainly vote against impeaching themselves. Forget impeachment. I'm talking about holding recall elections. The people can do that themselves by getting enough signatures on a petition. Our government has overstepped it's bounds time and time again, and the Constitution is becoming increasingly irrelevant because of it. It's about time we stand up and stop it. The power really does belong to the people, for now at least, but we need to be awake to exercise it.